Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of miketd. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of rich pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin, caramel, some earthy hints. Tastes spicy and earthy with a pumpkin and spice character.
AleDude (41) - USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed it at Oktoberfest in Berea. Darker than expected but strong pumpkin with spice aroma without overpowering "pumpkin" taste on the tongue. Finishes cleaner than expected without lingering pumpkin aftertaste. I am not a fan of pumpkin beers, but this one is quite good.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. Dark with some white head. A cinammon story, very spicey, even astringency in mouthfeel. But common for a pumpkin style.Average mouthfeel, wouldn’t creaminess be lovely.
cmconrad99 (10) - Lorain, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hit the nail this year. Excellent aroma, should be made into a candle... Appearance nice and dark copper, yet cloudy, but expected with spiced ales. Flavor was most excellent, great palate. Initial tasting, atsted great pumpkin and spice start, went to a nice roasted flavor, like the crust of the pie, then finished with a light creamy finish. Best Pumpkin ale by far.
Tmoney99 (9969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Brew Keeper. Poured daek brown color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid nutmeg pumpkin aroma. Moderate body with a smooth texture. Medium to heavy spicy sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid seasonal beer.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting. Great looking dark copper color. Aroma seems to have a hint of funk, with more of a pumpkin seed flavor than pumpkin meat. Bone dry.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the most interesting pumpkin beer I have ever tried. Aroma is of spiced pumpkin, caramel, and a touch of barnyard funk. Flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, and lambic beer.
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Had on nitro at the pub. Lots of pumpkin on the nose, but I really don’t like pumpkin. It is a very pretty beer with a rich creamy head (almost like a orange brown Guiness). Flavor had lots of vegetable tones with the mild bitterness it has. Long pumpkin flavored finish. I think this beer is better than my score reflects because it is everything a pumpkin beer should be; but like I said before, I really don’t like pumpkin.